The NYPD says race had no bearing on why Desiigner was arrested this past Thursday night, despite what the rapper’s legal team allege. TMZ reports that he was arrested because he was accused of a crime, and that it’s wrong to play the race card in a case like this because the man in the road rage incident who called 911, claiming Desiigner pointed a gun at him, is Hispanic.
According to their statement, “There was a male Hispanic complainant who said he was menaced with a black firearm from individuals in the car. There was no targeting of him because he was black, NYPD arrested him because he committed a crime.”
So I guess the NYPD claims that because both parties involved were miniorities, that this wasn’t racial, which means, the NYPD knows very little about racially motivated issues.